WENDY L. SALTZMAN

Wendy@WendySaltzman.com

www.WendySaltzman.com

CELL: (404) 931-3390

 

EXPERIENCE

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER- WPVI Philadelphia, PA, Dec 2012- Current. Recruited by the #1 station in Philadelphia to launch their investigative team. Enterprise, research & deliver on-air reports. ABC O&O (DMA #4).
 
CHIEF INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER- WGCL-TV Atlanta, GA, Sept 2005- Nov 2012. Investigative Reporter in charge of launching the Investigative Team at Atlanta CBS Affiliate (DMA #8). Emmy Award Winner for Investigative Reporting- Plus GA Assoc. Press Best Anchor/Reporter for third consecutive year. Nominated for a national Emmy for Investigative Reporting in 2008.  Specialize in government waste, corruption, and hidden camera reporting.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER- WKMG-TV Orlando, FL, August 2002 – Sept 2005.  Two time Emmy-Nominated Investigative Reporter for the CBS Affiliate in Orlando, FL (DMA #20).  Investigations prompted change in Florida Laws.  Focus on political corruption, waste of taxpayer funds, and hidden camera investigations.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER - WWMT-TV Kalamazoo, MI, September 1999 – August 2002.   Chief Investigative Reporter in charge of start-up I-Team (DMA#38).  Responsible for generating story ideas, producing reports, breaking news, general assignments, daily live shots, and top news stories.  Anchor special projects.

 

REPORTER - KWTX-TV Waco, TX, December 1997 - September 1999.  News Reporter for the number one station in the Waco-Temple-Bryan Market (DMA#94).  Duties included: covering top stories, field reporting and live shots, breaking news coverage, anchoring up-dates and cut-ins, editing, and investigating leads.  Top reporter for coverage of the 5 year anniversary of the government siege on the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco.

 

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - CBS NETWORK NEWS, June 1996 - November 1997.  Field Producer for “The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.”  Investigated story ideas, researched leads, and interviewed sources.  Produced news segments for the CBS Evening News.  Directed live shots and field production.  Lead AP for the networks coverage of the Timothy McVeigh Trial, Terry Nichols Trail, and Jon-Benet Ramsey investigation.  Helped produce a national Emmy nominated CBS Evening News broadcast on the night of the McVeigh verdict in Denver.

 

AWARDS

Georgia Associated Press- Best Anchor / Reporter Large Market, 2009, 2010, and 2011.

Emmy Award Winner 2012, “Specialty Assignment Report, Single Story.” Southeast Regional Emmy Awards

Emmy Award Winner 2010, “Investigative Reporting.” Southeast Regional Emmy Awards

Emmy Award Winner 2006, “Investigative Reporting.” Southeast Regional Emmy Awards

National Emmy Award Nomination, 2008, “Investigative Reporting,” NATAS.

Emmy Award Nomination, 2010, “Investigative Reporting,” Southeast Regional Emmy Awards.

Emmy Award Nomination 2007, 2012 “Specialty Assignment Report, Series.” Southeast Regional Emmy Awards

Emmy Award Nomination 2010, “Continuing Coverage.” Southeast Regional Emmy Awards.

Emmy Award Nomination 2010, “On Camera Talent- Specialized Reporting,” Southeast Regional Emmy Awards.

Emmy Award Nomination 2007, “Interactive News Report.” Southeast Regional Emmy Awards

Emmy Award Nomination 2006 and 2010, “Health/ Science News.” Southeast Regional Emmy Awards

Emmy Award Nomination 2005, “Investigative Reporting.”  Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards

Emmy Award Nomination 2004, “Investigative Reporting.” Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards.

VOLUNTEER WORK:

Make A Wish Foundation, Wish Grantor and Fundraiser.  June 2007- Dec 2012.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Team In Training.  Ran Marathon in Ireland to Raise Money for Research

 

EDUCATION

The University of Chicago, March 1995 - Graduated Cum Laude with Honors.  G.P.A. 3.0/4.0 Deans List- All Years

Bachelor of Arts in Law, Letters & Society,  (Coursework in disciplines of law, sociology, history & rhetoric).

Robert E Lee High School, June 1991- Graduated Magna Cum Laude at 16 years old.  Voted Most Ambitious.